Kids Jiu-Jitsu Classes

Ages 7 -12

Calgary’s only semester-based Jiu-Jitsu classes for kids.

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Available at our North + South Gym Locations

Come As Friends, Leave as Champions

Discover the only semester-based Jiu-Jitsu curriculum in Calgary. Kids have the opportunity to begin from square one, mastering the fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu and progressing through various belts, gaining invaluable skills and confidence that they can use throughout their lives.

Semester programs available in Fall, Winter and Summer.

2024 Dates

Winter/Spring Semester

FEB 5, 2024 -
JUNE 28, 2024

Registration Closed

Summer Semester

July 2, 2024 -
aug 30, 2024

Registration Now Open

Fall/Winter Semester

Sept 3, 2024 -
jan 31, 2025

Registration Now Open

2025 Dates

Winter/Spring Semester

FEB 3, 2025 -
JUNE 27, 2025

Registration Open
June 28th, 2024

Summer Semester

July 2, 2025 -
Aug 29, 2025

Registration Open
August 29, 2024

Not Ready to Book?

Want more information?

Feel free to give us a call or text:
North Gym: 587.582.1909
South Gym: 587.229.9524

Creating Champions

Big champs — for ages 7 - 12

What you can expect:

A Word from
our Founder

As a parent myself, I understand the value of providing a safe and fun outlet for kids. Your young learners will not only build skills with our motivating instructors but also gain focus, confidence and solid Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals.

Rest assured, your kids are in good hands at Champion’s Creed. All of our instructors are CPR-trained and bring extensive experience in teaching children, ensuring a nurturing and supportive environment for their growth.

– Sheila Bird

Kids Program Director, Champion’s Creed


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Here are a few items your child will need to bring to get the most out of their Champion’s Creed experience:

  • Champion’s Creed Team Gi: If you haven’t already, remember to purchase your child’s Champion’s Creed Team Gi (training uniform).
  • Water bottle
  • Mouthguard
  • No shoes required!

Please take a moment to read through the Champion’s Creed Children’s Class Etiquette and The Champion’s Creed Student Code to ensure the best experience for everyone involved.

Champion’s Creed Children’s Class Etiquette

  1. Timeliness: Students should arrive a few minutes early, fully dressed in uniform. Parents, please avoid dropping students off more than 15 minutes early.
  2. Respect: Students should wait patiently for their class either on the bench or join in on the group stretching session.
  3. Dress Code: Wear the complete Champion’s Creed Team Gi and bring a mouthguard to every class.
  4. Scanning In: Students must scan in before entering the gym for attendance tracking.
  5. Attendance: Regular attendance is essential unless the student is unwell or unavoidably absent.
  6. Prompt Arrival: Join the class promptly and quietly if arriving late.
  7. Preparation: Bring a water bottle and use the restroom before class.
  8. Pick-Up & Drop-Off Protocol: Parents should drop off and pick up children, rather than stay for class, to allow for optimal focus during training.
  9. Health: Avoid classes when sick or skin infections are present until cleared by a doctor.
  10. 10.Hygiene: Clean training clothes after each class, maintain neat nails, and practice good hygiene.

These guidelines help foster a respectful and collaborative environment for all students.

Champion’s Creed Student Code:

  • Respect & Etiquette: Bow when entering and leaving the training floor, and shake hands with partners before and after drills.
  • Focus & Discipline: Stay attentive during drills, sparring, and games. Follow the instructor’s guidance at all times.
  • Teamwork & Cooperation: Assist and support classmates, work together and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Proper Conduct: No pushing, hitting or bullying. Seek permission for breaks or to leave the mat.
  • Adherence to Instruction: Respect and listen to instructors, concentrating fully on tasks and instructions provided.

Sheila & Brian Bird are the founding force behind Champion’s Creed MMA Camp. Sheila, a groundbreaker in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, made history as the first Canadian woman to earn a Black Belt. With over 100 competition wins to her name, Sheila is the Children’s Program Director, instilling her passion and expertise in the next generation of martial artists.

Brian, a seasoned coach and 4th Degree Black Belt, has an impressive track record of guiding top-tier athletes, including UFC fighters. His dedication to the sport and his students is truly inspirational.

Completing this dynamic trio is Chad Anheliger. From the small town of  Consort, Alberta, Chad became a professional MMA fighter, after 10 consecutive wins, and made his UFC debut with a knockout victory. Today, Chad continues to balance his professional fighting career while co-owning and operating the Champion’s Creed Martial Arts gym in Northwest Calgary at the Silver Springs location.

Together, Sheila, Brian and Chad are committed to nurturing champions through transformative martial arts programs. They ensure every child has a chance to grow and thrive, not just as martial artists but also as confident and empowered individuals.

Here at Champion’s Creed, we believe in empowering young minds to unlock their full potential. With our unique Kids Program, we offer much more than just martial arts training.

Here’s what your child can look forward to:

  • Fun-Filled, High-Energy Jiu-Jitsu: We ensure learning is always fun with engaging and energetic classes!
  • Game-Based Learning: We skillfully combine play with learning for a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.
  • Expert CPR-Trained Instructors: Safety and education go hand-in-hand at Champion’s Creed, and our instructors are a testament to this commitment.
  • Tailored Classes & Structured Ranking: Our tailor-made classes and structured ranking system reward progress and foster a sense of accomplishment in each child.
  • Special Events: From Parent Viewing Nights to Night of the Ninja Kids Nights, we create memorable events that strengthen our community.
  • Exclusive Benefits: Early access to our events and special training opportunities with gold medalists, professional fighters, and UFC coaches await your child!

We understand that beginning a new sport, especially one as detailed as Jiu-Jitsu, can come with unique challenges. Therefore we’ve created a series of helpful videos that cover key aspects like tying a belt, mastering the attention stance, and nailing those bridging and technical stand-ups.

You can watch all these videos on the Champion’s Creed’s YouTube Playlist for Children’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes.

We encourage you and your child to watch these videos together, practice the techniques, and most importantly, have fun!

Each action-packed Jiu-Jitsu class runs for a whole hour, designed to introduce your child to the art of the sport. From reviewing the Jiu-Jitsu philosophy to warm ups, ground moves, guarding, takedowns and more, our 21-week program is designed to turn your kiddo into a mini Jiu-Jitsu master!

But wait, there’s more! Every week, we sprinkle in some Character Development magic. This means kids won’t just master martial arts moves; they’ll grow in values like discipline, respect, confidence, and courage, and stand tall against bullying, learning life lessons that go way beyond the dojo walls.

As your young martial artist embarks on their Jiu-Jitsu journey with us at Champion’s Creed, you might be curious about how they’ll progress and earn their stripes — literally!

Throughout the semester, our superstar coaches guide the kiddos as they zoom toward their next belt level, mastering all the cool moves and techniques. As the weeks roll by, your child will earn nifty stripes on their belt, a shiny badge of honour for their hard work and progress! Towards the end of the semester, we invite parents to join in on our Belt Bash, where participants demonstrate their skills and are awarded with their belts.

Belts aren’t just colourful accessories; they’re stepping stones. They keep our young martial artists focused on bettering their skills and enthusiastic to learn. From the first white belt to the elite black, each stage is a landmark in your child’s martial arts adventure.

Absolutely! Our dojo is a playground for every level of energy and athleticism. We tailor our classes to welcome kids from all fitness backgrounds, ensuring that each young ninja finds their own pace without feeling overwhelmed. It’s about sparking a love for movement and the joy of martial arts in a fun, stress-free setting.

Safety isn’t just a priority; it’s our promise. At Champion’s Creed, your child will step into a world where learning martial arts techniques is as safe as it is exhilarating. Our seasoned coaches are CPR-certified and are experts at nurturing young talents with the utmost care, making sure every roll, tumble, and turn is done with the right form and heaps of encouragement.

Joining a new group can be daunting, but not here. With gentle introductions, buddy systems and plenty of encouragement, we’ve cultivated a welcoming environment for your child to thrive in. It doesn’t matter if your child is the outgoing type or if they prefer to observe before diving in; our team is here to ensure they feel right at home, valued, and part of the Champion’s Creed family.

Testimonials from Proud Families

“It’s such a good place for kids to train, the people who run Champion’s Creed are so supportive.”


from our proud parents

“Champion’s Creed teaches my son confidence, self-defence and has really helped with his self esteem.”


Visit one of our locations

North GYM

5720 Silver Springs Blvd NW, Calgary BACK of strip mall

South Gym

119 – 42 Ave SW, Calgary Alberta
Register Today!

Available at our North + South Gym Locations

Not ready to book?
Want more information?

Feel free to give us a call or text:
North Gym: 587.582.1909
South Gym: 587.229.9524

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